Beyond the saw: How to keep operations safe and productive
Tough bandsaw blades from bahco
New Wavy bandsaw blades from Bahco are for tough cutting applications, including high nickel alloys, Rene-type materials and super alloys. The blade concept can be applied to any Bahco bimetal or carbide bandsaw blade. Earning a U.S. patent, the blades feature a faster cutting rate and longer blade life for increased productivity. They produce more accurate cutting and reduce the risk of premature blade failure due to heat buildup.
Miter cutting bandsaw from behringer
Behringer Saw Inc.’s new HBE320-523G miter cutting bandsaw is available in automatic and semi-automatic styles. The machine features band guiding components made of vibration-dampening grey cast iron, an electrically powered chip brush, a sensitive cutting pressure control system, a wide miter cutting range and a spray mist cooling system. With an extensive application spectrum, the saw covers the requirements of metalworking shops, the profile steel trade and machine builders. The machine can be supplemented with infeed and outfeed roller conveyors, measuring devices and cross conveying systems.
Behringer names sales manager
Behringer Saws Inc. named Joe Suydam northeast regional sales manager. Suydam will be responsible for the sale of bandsaws, circular cold saws, plate saws and material handling equipment in the eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. He joined the company in 2012, working as a sales and marketing associate, later becoming inside sales engineer. In this capacity, Suydam worked collaboratively with the outside sales team to provide solutions for customers and formulate quotations.
U.S. cutting tool consumption up
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $207.08 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total was up 8.8 percent from February’s $190.32 million and up 3.5 percent compared with the $200.05 million reported for March 2017. With a year-to-date total of $581.02 million, 2018 is up 6.0 percent over 2017. The totals here represent the majority of the U.S. market for cutting tools. The USCTI members, which number more than 70, belong to 10 product divisions, including metal cutting saw blades.
Schelling america releases plate saw
Schelling America Inc.’s fm12 nonferrous metal plate saw has a 90-hp motor and book height up to 10 in. The Clean-Up function removes 99.5 percent of chips, increasing precision while protecting plate surfaces. The pressure beam system ensures secure material clamping, while air flotation tables simplify heavy plate handling. The saw can be operated independently or as part of an integrated automated production. The company will host live demonstrations and hands-on training of the new saw in its 10,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Raleigh, N.C.
Kalamazoo bandsaw for structural steel
Kalamazoo Saws offers the H5 SA semi-automatic double column bandsaw to produce vertical cuts that meet the stringent standards for up to W18 structural steel I-beams and girders. The saw’s heavy steel welded and normalized saw frame ensure vibration-free sawing in a variety of structural, solid and difficult materials. The machine miters 0 to 60 degrees left and right, and the 6-degree canted head is counterbalanced for easy mitering in both directions. The blade guides are heavy carbide blocks with large diameter rollers to ease the saw blade through the guide assemblies.
Kaast offers automatic NC cold saw
Kaast Machine Tools Inc. added a fully automatic NC cold saw to its line of circular saws. Standard features include an NC control with 7-in. touchscreen, trim and remnant sorting, fast bar feed of 944 ipm, and saw blade feed by AC servomotor and ballscrew. The saw includes a top vice that keeps the material clamped, allowing bundle cutting for increased throughput. The bar loading magazine can hold 13 pieces of 2.75-in.-by-20-in. bar with the option to upgrade capacity.